from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or being a style of women's clothing tailored after the simple unadorned style of men's suits.


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  • Leslie was wearing those man-tailored suits she loves and Audrey was wearing her crash helmet.

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  • And comfy man-tailored jackets with matching shorts and pants.

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  • These ranged from startlingly androgynous, man-tailored jackets and breeches to mile-high pouf coiffures decorated with intricate landscapes and military battle-scenes, and from sweeping, jewel-encrusted gowns with which she upstaged her husband at public appearances to risqué peasant-girl shifts that she sported at her private country retreat.

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  • Savino eyed my dusty blue trousers, man-tailored shirt, and blazer, and did a double take when she noticed my shoulder holster.

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  • Off-kilter pleats, unexpectedly placed origami folds, and touches like man-tailored pockets in a gown graced the runway of Vera Wang.

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  • It was an attractive mirror of her political message: man-tailored with a dash of pink femininity.

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  • All the “steamer” style, all the “reefer” style, all the “man-tailored” overcoats will make her look like a great big block.

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  • And in the last scene she dons a man-tailored coat to go preaching, and suddenly she looks like an apple!

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  • Her slim European designer suit in shades of olive green combined with her crisp, white man-tailored shirt spoke of uncommon style and confidence.

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  • Claire and I wriggled into the booth opposite Cindy, who looked both boyish and girly with her fluffy blond hair, man-tailored black suit jacket over a mauve sweater, and jeans.

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